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Some classrooms at Unity East Elementary School are trying out a new education trend: alternative seating.
Over the summer, Unity East second-grade teacher Casey Garrison obtained money to buy balance ball chairs through DonorsChoose.com, a website that connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help.
Evan LeFaivre correctly answered a question about which Central American country borders Colombia to retain his crown as the champion of the National Geographic School Bee at St. Thomas Catholic School. (Answer: Panama)
Carrie Busey Elementary School in Savoy held a sing-along of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s songs last Wednesday afternoon.
Unit 7 school district Superintendent Andy Larson said he has been receiving “a lot of calls” about development going on in the Fieldstone subdivision south of Airport Road.
Three students from both Unit 7 elementary schools were honored last week for being among the grand prize winners in a Red Ribbon Week bookmark contest.
Unity East Elementary School kindergartner Adam Wolken was a first-place winner.
Kindergarten through fifth grade winners received brand new bicycles, bookmarks with their entry and a pizza party for their class.
Unity West Elementary School held a Halloween costume parade on Oct. 31.
The main topic of discussion at last Wednesday’s Unit 7 school board meeting was the district’s latest standardized test scores.
St. Thomas Catholic School kindergartners learned all about apples during a presentation last Thursday.
University of Illinois Extension Educator Jamie Boas gave students a lesson on apples before having them sample five different kinds.
“Any time you eat apples you should wash them before – why?” Boas asked the kids.
Read the full story in the Oct. 6 issue of The County Star.
The Unit 7 school board is looking into buying 12 new outdoor surveillance cameras to replace six cameras at Unity High School and Unity Junior High School.
Unit 7 Technology Coordinator Tim Gateley reported that he had sought bids from three different vendors. The lowest bid was from Barbeck Communications, which also supplies two-way radios to the district.
Students from Carrie Busey Elementary School last Thursday had a chance to learn a little more about agriculture.